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Criminal Defense Attorney Jeff Cherry Asked to Provide Legal Analysis for News 2 about Andrew Delke Case

Metro officer Andrew Delke, who has been charged with first-degree murder for the death of Daniel Hambrick, has been denied a change of venue for his trial. Defense attorney Jeff Cherry, a criminal legal analyst interviewed by News 2, consulted with Delke’s lawyers. In his analysis for News 2, he said he “believes the defense is asserting an absolute defense, a defense of justification.”

Per Mr. Cherry, “the theory that the subject was armed, that the officer was reacting to a situation that he did not create or cause,” plus the prospect that better surveillance video could be entered into evidence, will likely eliminate any possibility of a plea deal.

We invite you to watch Mr. Cherry’s interview here.

Videos Don’t Always Tell The Whole Truth

Videos don’t always tell the whole truth. Jeff Cherry, attorney for Carla Haynes, spoke to News Channel 5 about his latest case.

State Awards McKinney $1 Million for Wrongful Imprisonment

Lawrence McKinney has traveled a road that took him from more than 30 years in prison for crimes he didn’t commit to release, his record cleared and a governor’s exoneration. The Tennessee Board of Claims awarded McKinney the full amount of wrongful-imprisonment compensation allowed by state law following a hearing Wednesday morning. The board also determined McKinney would receive the $1 million through monthly payments, the first of which he is expected to get next week.

We invite you to read the story in full.

Lawrence McKinney Exonerated by the GovernorAfter 31 years in prison, Lawrence McKinney was released in 2009, after DNA evidence proved he was not guilty of the rape and burglary offenses for which he was wrongfully convicted. Mr. McKinney came to B.F. “Jack” Lowery after his release in 2009 and told his story. Mr. Lowery determined to help Mr. McKinney in his quest not only be free, but to be exonerated by the Governor. The parole board not only denied Mr. Lowery’s request for a recommendation to the Governor for exoneration, they simply treated Mr. McKinney with contempt. For the next eight years, Mr. Lowery fought for exoneration, and is pleased that the Governor has given this case a close look, and determined exoneration was to be granted.

You can read the Governor’s statement here.

Mr. Lowery will continue to work toward compensation for Mr. McKinney. Under Tennessee law, Mr. McKinney is entitled to receive up to $1,000,000.00 in compensation for the 31 years that he was wrongfully imprisoned.

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